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- Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh AEGIS - Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
|Dates:||June 15-16, 2006|
|Description:||AEGIS Conference "African Cities: Competing Claims on Urban Space"|
|Location:||Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|Subject:||In Africa, the major cities have grown with unprecedented speed over the past few decades creating genuine metropolises. Cities like Nairobi, Johannesburg and Lagos reflect the makeup of the country at large, and indeed are often taken to stand as a symbol for the nation united. In a rhetorical sense, the city belongs to everyone and more believably so in the organic cities than in the planned ones like Abuja. However, the reality of many African urban centres is more complicated than that would suggest. Who controls the city is a question which is worthy of closer consideration, and it is for this reason that it has been selected as the focus of the next AEGIS thematic conference. [gemäß den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]|